Hizbullah Reportedly Incurs Very Heavy Casualties in Aleppo Province

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Hizbullah has suffered very heavy casualties in the southern countryside of the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, incurring the highest toll of deaths and injuries since the 2013 Qusayr battle, Syrian opposition activists have announced.

The party has lost at least 25 fighters in the clashes that have been raging for several days, the activists said, amid official announcements by the party about its deaths and reports about the disappearance of several members whose fate is still unknown.

“Hizbullah and the Iranians are dismayed by the fact that the Russian warplanes are not supporting them,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported, noting that the Syrian army and its allies “might anytime lose the town of al-Hader south of Aleppo should the absence of Russia's aerial support continue.”

According to Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman, at least 186 combatants from both sides have been killed since Tuesday – 86 from the regime and its allies, including 25 Hizbullah members, and 100 anti-regime Islamist fighters.

“The factions of the (al-Nusra Front-led) Army of Conquest seized the town of Khalsa and moved to Zitan and Birna before liberating them within only a few hours,” the opposition Sham News Network reported, adding that “more than 50 members of the Shiite militias were killed in the three towns.”

“Rebel forces are advancing towards the town of al-Hader and amassing their fighters around it,” the network said, noting that “the town is the main stronghold of the Iranian forces and the foreign militias that operate under their command.”

Hizbullah's intervention in the Syrian conflict alongside regime forces has helped Damascus achieve several military victories and allowed the party to clear most of the Lebanese-Syrian border region from rebels and jihadists.

Since 2013, the Lebanese, Iran-backed party has sent thousands of combatants -- between 5,000 and 6,000, according to the expert on Hizbullah Waddah Sharara -- to help the regime fight both rebels and jihadists.

They send 2,000 fighters at a time in rotation, Sharara says.

Experts say Hizbullah has lost 1,000 to 2,000 fighters in the conflict, including senior commanders.

Y.R.

Comments 28
Thumb hakawati 19 June 2016, 14:30

true freedom fighters of Lebanon

Thumb janoubi 19 June 2016, 15:26

freedom fighters of Lebanon but dying in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen?

Thumb skeletor 19 June 2016, 19:36

truck loads of them freedom fighters.... can't keep up. I am moving to Aleppo myself.

Thumb farsical.resistance 19 June 2016, 16:03

Right on hakawati, Hizbullah are the fighters of all true freedoms in Lebanon and they will fight true freedoms in Lebanon to the death.

Default-user-icon mustapha o. ghalayini (Guest) 20 June 2016, 00:35

inshallah

Thumb scorpyonn 20 June 2016, 02:25

The true fighters for freedoms in Lebanon? Is the sky green? Wake up you ignorant Iranian servant.

Thumb ashtah 19 June 2016, 16:52

freedom fighters....lol !

Missing peace 19 June 2016, 19:17

just like hezbis enslaved south lebanon and answers only to an islamic fanatic regime... LOL

Missing un520 19 June 2016, 21:03

Dont worry Mystic, you wont get banned from this forum. Empty barrels may make a lot of noise, but afterall they are just empty.

Thumb farsical.resistance 19 June 2016, 21:13

Hizbullah are indeed freedom fighters..

Crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight?
George Carlin

Missing peace 19 June 2016, 21:50

don't cry miss tic... the fact you cannot believe is that hezbis suffered heavy casualties... even your party says so... you the only delusionnal here! LOL

Thumb liberty 20 June 2016, 02:35

سقوط القيادي البارز في "حزب الله" قاسم وهبي من بلدة بريتال وهو احد اهم مسؤولي جبهة ريف حلب.

lol

Missing cedars 20 June 2016, 03:52

Do you believe it now that the Russian planes can't help? Street fighting you lose, same as Israel attacking your town in the south, you're trying to invade their towns? Go back to your country and pledge legion to your state versus the Iranian and Syria state.

Thumb popeye 20 June 2016, 04:19

"Pure Saudi propaganda all the way"

The same propaganda that reported badreddine's death, mughniyyeh's death and his 2 sons, and the other 1,500 hezbollah's deaths in syria. So, enjoy!

Missing cedars 20 June 2016, 14:24

cut the bull shit and stop freeing Syria from its Syrian people.

Thumb marcus 19 June 2016, 15:37

Even with Assad's air force and the russian air force these iranian terrorists are being annihilated.

Thumb justin 19 June 2016, 15:46

The party has lost at least 25 fighters in the clashes that have been raging for several days, the activists said, amid official announcements by the party about its deaths and reports about the disappearance of several members whose fate is still unknown.

There are additional 14 hezbollah terrorists missing in action: dead or captured.

Thumb justin 19 June 2016, 15:49

بالصور: “حزب الله” يخسر أصغر مقاتليه
http://www.lebanese-forces.com/2016/06/19/hezbollah-432/

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 19 June 2016, 15:54

رمزي مغنية على رأسهم.. حزب الله يفقد 31 قتيلاً بـ 5 أيام بحلب

فقدت ميليشيا "حزب الله" اللبناني 31 عنصراً خلال خمسة أيام من معارك ريف حلب الجنوبي التي أحرز الثوار فيها تقدماً واضحاً كان آخرها في "خلصة، وزيتان".

وفقد الحزب بحسب موقع "الجزيرة" 16 مسلحاً في معارك ريف حلب الجنوبي وعلى رأسهم، القيادي في الحزب "رمزي مغنية"، كما قتل الخميس الماضي عنصران للحزب جنوبي حلب، وذلك بعد مقتل أربعة من عناصر الحزب وخمسة مقاتلين سوريين بلدتي نبل والزهراء الثلاثاء جراء استهداف موقعهم في خان طومان قرب حلب بصاروخ موجه أطلقه مقاتلو المعارضة.

وبذلك يرتفع عدد قتلى الحزب منذ الثلاثاء الماضي إلى 31 مسلحا سقطوا في المواجهات مع المعارضة السورية المسلحة، بينهم خمسة سوريون متطوعون مع الحزب.

http://orient-news.net/ar/news_show/115406/0/رمزي-مغنية-على-رأسهم-حزب-الله-يفقد-قتيلاً-ب-أيام-بحلب

Thumb barrymore 19 June 2016, 17:10

No sympathy whatsoever for these sectarian traitors. Were they defending shia shrines in Aleppo?!

Missing bigjohn 19 June 2016, 17:37

I am not surprised you did not understand the point.

Missing bigjohn 19 June 2016, 17:41

I thought the Assad regime only had a few days left.....4 years ago, 3 years ago, 2years ago, Etc

Missing peace 19 June 2016, 19:16

israel does not want bashar out, that is why he is still clinging to his chair....

Thumb ice-man 19 June 2016, 17:54

How Sad.... How Awful..... 25 resistance fighters perished in Aleppo! but why? What did these freedom fighters do to deserve such a humiliating and painful end? Is it because they believe in freedom or is it because they committed themselves to fighting radicalism and terrorism across the globe? Why is the free world silent? Why are human rights organizations watching this debacle? I have not stopped crying ever since I read this article. How am I supposed to enjoy the NBA finals tonight? this is ain't fair.....

Missing peace 19 June 2016, 19:15

"just as you resist Israeli domination of the NATIVES and more importantly governments who make Israeli aggression possible. "

LOL
that is why hezbis support bashar that never shot a single bullet to free his land, the brave "resistant" that protects the golan for israel! ...

and israel does not want bashar out just like hezbis, bad for their business... LOL

so bigjohn you lecture people while your "heroes" work for israelis interests by keeping bashar in power....

Thumb Machia 19 June 2016, 20:51

Hezbollah are sending boys and men to the slaughter in Syria for the sake of Iranian power and prestige. Meanwhile Iran is buying 100 Boeings from the "great satan"!!!
These indoctrinated Lebanese are blinded by Hezbollah's propaganda the way the Hitler youth were in Germany towards the end of the second world war.
Hezbollah, like ISIS, attracts young people by giving purpose to their lives, infecting them with hate and making them think that they are saving the world while in fact serving as fodder for a very deceptive Iranian agenda.
I am sure that very soon voices of dissent within Hezbollah's "reservoir of martyrs" will rise and will grow louder and louder.
It is one thing to fight an occupier and totally another to be an occupier.

Thumb scorpyonn 20 June 2016, 02:26

Anyone foolish enough to follow Iran and their lies has got to be blind.

Thumb marcus 21 June 2016, 09:26

which one?